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Old Posted Jul 14, 2013, 3:30 PM
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Dublin, the awesome dirty old town

before (and after, thanks to Air France cancelling my connection) i went to Belfast, my wife and i visited Dublin. it was my first trip and won't be the last since the city blew away my expectations.

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Old Posted Jul 14, 2013, 5:08 PM
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before (and after, thanks to Air France cancelling my connection)
Mwahahaha take that! that'll teach you about the French. Oh well, they made your vacations a little longer, didn't they?

Nice and very cool looking town. Seemingly nothing worse than London, just much smaller, I should say.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2013, 5:14 PM
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Interesting looking city. Some bits look very continental European, others a lot like UK cities. (I suppose that's not a surprise though.)
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Even though there's no connection between the two, I see strands of Dublin DNA here in Montreal. Neat looking city.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2013, 6:31 PM
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The motherland. Just gorgeous.

And I agree with Rico... I always search pictures of Ireland for things that remind me of here (even little things, like door knockers), but I thought of Montreal too, especially toward the end of the set.
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Yep, Sunny old Dublin. I love it. No other city comes close for good conversation hand in hand with slight to major inebriation. It does resemble Montreal in its brickiness.
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2013, 12:40 AM
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Look at all that that freakin street life. Absolutely amazing. I mean here in America you would be hard pressed to see that much life in any city. Even New York is dead at night street life wise. Excellent photos!
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great photos, but oh man you really gave me memories and feels about the late kirsty maccoll with that title and pogues video. her dad wrote that song and even though of course we all love her pals the pogues, her dad's version was the best.
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Even though there's no connection between the two, I see strands of Dublin DNA here in Montreal. Neat looking city.

The Irish built most of Montreal. There were quite a few Irish living in Montreal until the Ethnic Cleansing of the 70's took place.
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The Irish built most of Montreal. There were quite a few Irish living in Montreal until the Ethnic Cleansing of the 70's took place.
They are still mostly there. They cleanse themselves, ethnically or otherwise. In fact many are mixed french like myself and dont need the bogside dredging to make themselves feel better.
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Amazing pics. I went there in 2010 and loved it. Thanks for reminding me how cool it is!--\
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The Irish built most of Montreal. There were quite a few Irish living in Montreal until the Ethnic Cleansing of the 70's took place.




and the scottish and the french-canadians, of course. but you knew that.

coming from a montrealer presently living in kosovo, your phrasing seems near-hysterical.
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A lot of Newfoundlanders settled in Montreal in the early 1900s as well, and I assume they would have contributed to any Irish influences. Construction back then had a disproportionately high number of Newfoundlanders - much like teaching in the Canadian north does today. Even the famous lunch break photo from Manhattan has two or three Newfoundlanders in it.

I can't find the PDF I read this in any more, but it was a list of the number of Newfoundland-born residents in Canadian cities in the 1920s (we were immigrants to Canada then, not part of it). Montreal had thousands, back when that would have been a sizable minority - and that, of course, doesn't include their Quebec-born family members.

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It's funny that I find Dublin and cities in the U.K. so North American in certain ways, since they almost certainly came up with whatever I'm associating with North America (plain, brick, etc.) long before we did.
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So I'm looking at your amazing pictures of my favorite city and I say to myself...man that street looks familiar.






Nailed it, albeit a bit cloudier:



Looks like we've traveled the same street, my friend. Well done...looks like you used the extra time wisely. I spent 4 days there before heading west.
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did i fuckin' comment on this? well i am now! fuck yeah!
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Great pictures!
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Old Posted Jul 15, 2013, 4:33 PM
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Loved my time there, St. Stephen's green is amazing as is Trinity.
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I'll never forget walking down from Pearse St. station on a sunny day, entering Trinity College, getting sleeted on suddenly, and then proceeding to Grafton St. with a clear sky above.

Love that city, need to go back sometime. Thanks for the tour- Good stuff!
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Great photothread. Dublin looks like the sort of place I would enjoy.
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